- The action of betraying one’s country, a group, or a person; treachery: the betrayal by the French of their own refugees [count noun]: these developments represented a betrayal of democracyMore example sentences
disloyalty, treachery, perfidy, perfidiousness, bad faith, faithlessness, falseness; duplicity, deception, double-dealing; breach of faith, breach of trust, stab in the back, Judas kiss; double-cross, sell-out; French trahison des clercs• rare false-heartedness, Punic faithrevelation, disclosure, divulging, giving away, leaking, leak, telling• rare divulgation
- As a father himself he finds such disloyalty and betrayal completely unacceptable.
- The cocaine trade being so lucrative, it encouraged disloyalty and betrayal.
- Betrayal, when stemming from childhood, results in an expectation that betrayals will occur again and again, so a person is constantly anticipating them.